Historian and Political Economist Gar Alperovitz discusses his new book,"What Then Must We Do?: Straight Talk About the Next American Revolution," with Rag Radio host Thorne Dreyer and The Rag Blog's Roger Baker.
Gar Alperovitz has had a distinguished career as a historian, political economist, activist, writer, and government official. He is currently the Lionel R. Bauman Professor of Political Economy at the University of Maryland, is co-founder of the Democracy Collaborative, and is a former Fellow of Kings College, Cambridge University; Harvard’s Institute of Politics; and the Institute for Policy Studies; and a Guest Scholar at the Brookings Institution. He is the author of critically acclaimed books including "America Beyond Capitalism" and "The Decision to Use the Atomic Bomb," and his articles have appeared in The New York Times, the Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, the New Republic, The Nation, and the Atlantic among other popular and academic publications.
In Alperovitz’s latest book, "What Then Must We Do?: Straight Talk About the Next American Revolution," he speaks about “why the time is right to democratize the ownership of wealth to strengthen our communities and our nation, through local cooperatives, worker-owned companies, and independent business, as well as larger publicly-owned enterprises and reinvigorated institutions.”
Daniel Ellsberg wrote: “For decades, Gar Alperovitz has been at the forefront of attempts to understand what could lie beyond our increasingly broken system of corporate capitalism. [What Then Must We Do?] offers by far the most serious, intellectually grounded strategy for system-changing yet to appear.”
Gar Alperovitz was also interviewed by Thorne Dreyer and Roger Baker on Rag Radio, February 3, 2012.
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